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Jeffcoats wake-up call puts CHS on path to 47-39 win
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CAMDENS BROOKE DIXON GRABS a rebound while trying to stay inbounds in Fridays win over visiting River Bluff. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Camden’s players and several of its fans seated in the rows behind the Lady Bulldogs’ bench found out just what Natalie Jeffcoat’s breaking point was during Friday’s game with River Bluff.After Gator guard Darnecia Sylve strolled, unmolested, through the heart of the CHS defense for an uncontested layin to give the visitors a 14-12 second quarter lead, Jeffcoat quickly called a time out and proceeded to read her girls the riot act about their lackadaisical play. Her words were greeted by a round of applause from the fans.Before night’s end, the Lady Dogs woke from their slumber to post a 47-39 win over the first-year River Bluff program which dressed out just eight healthy players for this Region 4-AAA contest.The win, which came on a day in which Camden High students had a half-day of classes for the Christmas holiday, gave the hostesses a 1-1 conference mark. Rest assured, however, this was hardly the type of effort Jeffcoat was looking to get after opening league play with a 20-point loss to A.C. Flora on Tuesday.“We were really sluggish,” Jeffcoat said, “and that’s hard to figure when it’s a conference game and you’re at home.